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NOUN: noun

NOUN : noun


Nouns typically denote entities such as persons, places, things, animals or ideas.

The tag NOUN is intended for common nouns only. See PROPN for proper nouns and PRON for pronouns.

Certain nouns are strongly related with adjectives, e.g. ακουστικό / akoustiko “head phone/hearing aid”. Being nouns, they disallow the formation of comparatives (but not all adjectives allow for comparatives anyway).

Modern Greek expresses degree modification of nouns with a variety of morphological (and syntactic) means:

Greek nouns inflect for el-feat/Gender, el-feat/Number and el-feat/Case. Certain nouns do not inflect, e.g., δοξαπατρί / doksapatri “right between the eyes”, τουμπεκί / toubeki “tombako used in a hookah”. Such words often occur as cranberry words in multiword expressions.



Karra, Athanasia. 2006. Problems of inflection and of diminutives formatino in Modern Greek and the other European systems. PhD Thesis (in Greek). University of Patras. https://nemertes.library.upatras.gr/jspui/bitstream/10889/911/1/Nimertis_Karra.pdf

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